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Job Title:Community Affairs Specialist CG-0301-11/12/13

Agency:Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Job Announcement Number:2013-DALD-B0029

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$69,308.00 to $152,295.00 / Per Year


Wednesday, March 06, 2013 to Tuesday, March 19, 2013




Competitive Service - Permanent, Full-Time




1 vacancy - Dallas, TXView Map
1 vacancy - Seattle, WA, USView Map


All United States Citizens.     

(Applicants with status or those eligible under special hiring authorities, should apply under FDIC merit promotion ann#2013-DAL-B0026.  However, if you desire consideration also under this public non-status announcement, you must apply to both.  Status applicants are current permanent Federal employees in the competitive service and former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility.)  


Please note that the vacancy for San Francisco has been cancelled. One position will be filled in Seattle, Washington and one position will be filled in Dallas, Texas. 

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is one of the most respected forces in America's financial community. Our mission is to maintain stability and public confidence in the nation's financial system by insuring deposits, examining and supervising financial institutions, and managing receiverships.

The FDIC is ranked as the Number #1 best place to work among mid-sized agencies in the Federal Government.

This position is located in the Division of Depositor and Consumer Protection, a Field Office of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and provides support in the areas of compliance  with the various acts within the Community Affairs Program, including the Community Reinvestment Act, Home Mortgage Act, Equal Credit Opportunity Act and the Fair Housing Act.


The range of pay shown includes base pay plus supplemental locality adjustments. The locality rates for these duty locations range from a low of 15.55% to a high of 16.75 %. Pay will vary by grade level and the locality rate for the geographic location where the position is located.  For more on FDIC locality rates, click here.


  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • This position requires frequent overnight travel.
  • Employee may be relocated to any duty location to meet management needs.
  • Registration with the Selective Service.
  • Employment Conditions


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Engages in pro-active communication with community-based organizations, academic researchers, government officials, bankers and other lenders, and regulatory agencies to learn and report on credit issues and the effectiveness of reinvestment policies.

  • Provides data and makes recommendations as appropriate.
  • Assists in spear heading and coordinating meetings and conferences to address specific community reinvestment issues, to foster increased lending activity, to improve lending performance, and to assist in the development of strategies to help meet identified credit needs.
  • Prepares community profiles and other documents to assist examiners in better understanding communities credit needs.
  • Represents the FDIC as speaker or participant as designated, at events designed to educate financial institutions, community representatives and others with respect to community reinvestment, economic development, and housing issues.
  • Assists in designing and conducting Community Reinvestment Act and community development training, either individually or in conjunction with other DCP regions, government and regulatory agencies, and private organizations for examiners, bankers, and community representatives.
  • Assists in initiating and developing educational materials related to community reinvestment issues, the FDIC's regulatory role and responsibilities, and the mission and activities of the region's Community Affairs Program through bank trade associations, publications, and other media outlets.
  • Provides written and verbal commentary to the Community Affairs Officer and senior management regarding community reinvestment policies and procedures.


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To qualify for the CG-11 level applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the CG-9 grade level or meet qualifying education requirements or have a combination of both. Specialized experience is defined as experience that has provided knowledge of and the ability to assist in supporting programs and activities to improve financial capability and education, to support bank and community involvement in economic and community development and to address the purposes of the Community Reinvestment Act and fair lending. Those applicants qualifying by education for the grade 11 position must have a Ph.D or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M, if related. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the duties.

To qualify for the CG-12 level applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the CG-11. Specialized experience is defined as experience in applying knowledge to support programs and activities to improve financial capability and education, to support bank and community involvement in economic and community development and to address the purposes of the Community Reinvestment Act and fair lending.

To qualify for the CG-13 level applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the CG-12. Specialized experience is defined as experience in applying knowledge to support programs and activities to improve financial capability and education, to support bank and community involvement in economic and community development and to address the purposes of the Community Reinvestment Act and fair lending and other consumer protection laws and regulations.

Applicants eligible for CTAP (Career Transition Assistance Program) or ICTAP (Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program) must achieve a score of 85 or higher in the online assessment to be determined "well qualified" for this position. For more information, click here.

Applicants must have met the qualification requirements (including selective placement factors - if any) for this position by the closing date OR within 30 calendar days of the closing date to be eligible for this position.

Moderate Risk Position - Minimum Background Investigation (MBI) required. Completion of Confidential Financial Disclosure may be required.


Your resume will be reviewed, including the online assessment questionnaire, to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements outlined in this announcement.  Therefore, it is imperative that your resume contain sufficiently detailed information upon which to make the qualification determination.  Please ensure that your resume contains specific information such as position titles, beginning and ending dates of employment for each position, average number of hours worked per week, and if the position is/was in the Federal government, you should provide the position series and grade level. If you rated yourself higher on the questionnaire than what is supported by your resume, your overall qualifications assessment may be adversely affected.

If you are found qualified, you will be placed in one of three categories:  Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified.  These category assignments are a measure of the degree in which your background and responses to the assessment questions match the competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) listed below.  Within these categories, candidates eligible for veterans preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.

  1. Knowledge of laws, regulations and examination policies and procedures pertaining to Community Reinvestment Act and community and economic development, and experience and background in applying this knowledge.
  2. Knowledge of regulatory supervision of financial institutions, Community Reinvestment Act, and community and economic development.
  3. Ability to direct a nationwide agency program involving various financial industry, community and special interest groups.
  4. Ability to plan, lead or manage complex projects, studies and assignments concerning community development issues.
  5. Knowledge and understanding of banking and supervisory principles and practices.
  6. Ability to develop written and oral reports and deliver presentations to convey complex information and issues to groups having diverse levels of understanding.


You do not need to respond separately to these KSAs. Your answers to the online questionnaire and resume will serve as responses to the KSAs.  

To preview questions please click here.


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In addition to the regular benefits offered by Federal agencies, the FDIC offers additional benefits to its employees.  These benefits, some at minimal cost, are some of the best and most competitive in both the private and public sectors.

To find out more, click here.

Relocation benefits may be provided to current FDIC employees in accordance with FDIC's General Travel Regulations.  Relocation benefits may also be provided to employees from other federal agencies and to applicants applying under special hiring authorities.


Additional selections may be made from this vacancy announcement to fill identical vacancies that occur subsequent to this announcement.

To read about your rights and responsibilities as an applicant for Federal employment, click here.

If selected, you may be required to serve a probationary period.


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To begin, click the "Apply Online" button and follow the prompts to register and establish a USAJOBS account, complete the online assessment questionnaire, and submit all required documents.  Please be sure to click "FINISH" to complete the application process.

You must apply online.  Applicants requesting an exception from the online process must contact the Human Resources Specialist or contact point listed in this announcement prior to 12:00 noon local time on the closing date.

To return to your saved application, log in to your USAJOBS account and click on "Application Status."  Click on the "Position Title," and then select "Apply Online" to continue.

You have until 11:59 p.m. EST (Eastern Standard Time) on the closing date of this announcement to complete the application process.


Please review the following to determine your eligibility and which document(s) is required to complete your application:

VETERANS' PREFERENCE:  If you are claiming veterans' preference, click here.  (Note:  Veterans should submit the Member 4 copy of the DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty - or other copy showing the type of discharge/character of service [e.g., Honorable, Under Honorable Conditions, etc.] along with any other required documents.)

FDIC CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (CTAP) OR INTERAGENCY TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (ICTAP):  If you are a displaced or surplus FDIC or Federal employee eligible for consideration under the CTAP or ICTAP, you must submit proof of eligibility.  For more information, click here.

EDUCATION DOCUMENTS: If you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, submit a copy of your college transcript (an unofficial transcript is acceptable).  Education must be from accredited institutions.  For a listing of accredited educational institutions, click here.  An official transcript will be required if you are selected.

Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program. For more information, click here.


Minnie Smith
Phone: 972-761-2003
Fax: 000-000-0000
TDD: 800-925-4618
Agency Information:
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
FDIC Human Resources Branch
1601 Bryan Street
Dallas, TX
Fax: 000-000-0000


You may check the status of your application on-line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through USAJOBS by signing in and selecting "Application Status." Thank you for your interest in working for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

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